Since it is very overwhelming and doubtfully necessary, is it a good idea to depend on printers (RGB to CMYK) auto-conversions to produce usual printing needs? (When Spot Coloring isn't an option for being expensive)
What I know is that CMYK printers will almost certainly produce different results. Even the same printer will produce different results under different temperatures and humidity - which only can be avoided through expensive calibrations which I am certainly not up for.
So I have two options:
1- Coding my Ai Files with two versions of CMYK & RGB: (which is troublesome and tedious - especially that I need a lot of testing to match and calibrate), and use each one for its purposes separately, which means also that I'll have to reproduce and re-edit each version after any further editing to the other one. I am saying all this because I don't know a way to save swatches in both RGB & CMYK with custom codes and pick one of them whenever I want, especially that changing the document color mode doesn't work both ways (if I use RGB then convert it to CMYK then changing back from CMYK to RBG won't recollect the original data, as per my knowledge).
Will this option actually give me any advantage? More specifically, will printing a CMYK document with a normal printing be SIGNIFICANTLY more consistent than printing RGB and see how it works?
2- To color code only with RGB: This way the hassle will versions and conversions will be much much less, but I don't want to print a business card for me, and one year later when someone new joins I print another one (maybe from another press) and the results are hilariously and pathetically different (I am good with subtle not-so-noticeable differences for that matter). Does RGB-t-CMYK conversions work the same way even? i.e. if I convert RGB-to-CMYK using different Operating Systems, different software, different printers, hell... even with all being the same but with a different Ai update, will I get the exact same conversion with the exact same codes? and does that matter greatly?
P.S. I am using mainly very vibrant neon colors for online use mainly, which cannot be reflected accurately anyway in CMYK, and when I tried to print using RGB mode, the results were actually much better than printing with CMYK mode, but I am afraid that won't always be the case. my printing activities are limited currently to printing letterheads locally and printing business cards from local press printing companies, but maybe in the future the logo will be printed on fliers, posters, and such.